SUNDAY, MAY 5 | Have you written five or more short stories or personal essays and are interested in creating a collection? This workshop is designed for you! In our one-day, hands-on class, we’ll explore ways to unify your collection by setting, theme, and style, as well as character. We’ll look at renowned collections and examine a variety of approaches taken by different authors. We’ll also talk about the pros and cons of publishing individual pieces before your book is out, identify variables to help you best order your stories or essays, and do some fun in-class writing exercises, which you’ll have the opportunity to share in a supportive atmosphere. There’s also plenty of time to address your questions and concerns.
Laurie Ann Doyle is the author of World Gone Missing (Regal House Publishing), which was praised by New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki for delivering “powerful portrayals of people desiring connection, hope, and renewal” and shortlisted for American Book Fest’s Best Book of Short Stories. Winner of the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award and a Pushcart Prize nominee, Laurie’s work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Rumpus, Under the Sun, and many other literary journals. She is the co-founder of Babylon Salon, a San Francisco literary reading series now in its eleventh year, and teaches writing at The Grotto and U.C. Berkeley Extension, where she is an honored instructor. www.laurieanndoyle.com
Number of sessions: 1
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday, May 5
Course fee: $95